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Market of San Miguel

Isla Central del Mercado de San Miguel, Madrid, Spain
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  • Market of San Miguel
    Kendall Ramirez
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    5 Jun 05, 2014

    In my opinion, this is a must-see if you come to Madrid. Great people watching and tons of amazing food & drink under one roof.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Nneka M. Okona
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    4 Apr 22, 2014

    Most likely one of the most touristy feeling markets in Madrid, as it is just around the corner from Plaza Mayor and Sol (the city center), Mercado de San Miguel is still a great place to grab a bite to eat, aside from the tourist trap locations a plenty in the area.

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  • Market of San MiguelPro 2014
    Stuart Scott
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    4 Mar 18, 2014

    Refurbished market in central Madrid that has been transformed into a series of small food stalls. An excellent place for trying all sorts of tapas.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Labhaoise Ní Fhíachna
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    5 Mar 10, 2014

    The Mercado de San Miguel is a food lover's paradise! Perfect for fans of any type of food, even vegetarians and vegans! Spend your day browsing the mixed stalls with cheap tapas and great drink. The buzz and excitement here is unmatched anywhere else in the city. Make sure to try the sea urchin and mussels!

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Todd Bouwkamp
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    5 Dec 22, 2013

    Incredible market showcasing Madrid's wonderful food. A place you drop in for lunch or drinks after work. Busy place many options to choose from. Featured on Anthony bourdain's tv show. Must see!

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  • Market of San MiguelPro 2014
    Trina D.
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    4 Nov 07, 2013

    This is one high end market or food court. They have a little of everything here although it's not as big as the Boqueria in Barcelona, the Mercado de San Miguel does have some amazing offerings. For one at lunch, I had the absolute BEST artisan mozzarella in my life here! It was buttery, creamy, pillowy, and mild at the same time. There was a stand in the corner that sold a plate of 5 samples for €5. Best deal ever. I went and got a glass of house red from the wine bar, then had some mozzarella. Superb choice.

    Later in the evening we returned, tried the paella from the paella stand and ordered some sliders from the burger stand. We also ordered sangrias for €2 each. Lunch or dinner can be as cheap or as expensive as you want. The food is tasty and it can get busy but it is a tourist mecca. Prices are more expensive than in Barcelona but I imagine it is because there wasn't much competition between the stands. There was at least one of everything but no repeats in vendors. When in Madrid, dine, and dine well.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Carmen T
    5 Sep 14, 2013

    Considered a Property of Cultural Interest, the Mercado the San Miguel has become one of the most glamorous spots in the city and a meeting point for gourmets. Salted fish from the traditional Casa del Bacalao, European meats from La Boucherie, fresh pasta from Il Pastaio, Jugosa juices or cakes from Horno San Onofre. These are just some of the delicacies you will find in this historical market, a food connoisseur's paradise filled with modern products that, come sundown, turns into a popular stop for tapas.

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  • Market of San MiguelPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    If you love spanish food then you have to visit San Miguel Market.
    Located right off Plaza Mayor it has some of the best food sampling in all of Madrid.
    There is no seating.
    You just travel from counter to counter sampling everything from olive to Sangria and everything in between.
    If you are a foodie dont be discouraged by all of the tourists.
    All of my Madrileno friends hang out there to.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Mark Blazek
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    5 Aug 27, 2013

    One of my fav places in Madrid.....perfect for grabbing a wide range of high-quality tapas in a cool atmosphere which is usually buzzing in early/mid evening any day of the week. Also can grab a bottle of wine from the great wine-bar located there and roam around with it, or just get beer/wine by the glass. This place is a must visit, again evening 'happy hour' or tapas is best time.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Lisa Bille
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    5 Aug 27, 2013

    In this market you can spend the hole day eating and drinking. Typical spanish tapas, wine, cheese, sweets,...you should't miss to visit this place. But be hungry if you go there!

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Janelle Mims
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    5 Jun 21, 2013

    I loved the Market of San Miguel! Perfectly located steps away from Plaza Mayor, it offered the best variety of tapas! We literally just walked from stand to stand sampling, and everything was delicious. It is a bit touristy, but still really, really worth it.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Gadi Lahav
    4 Mar 30, 2013

    a cool place with good food, though VERY touristic. It is an 'authentic place for tourists" uf you know what I mean. But still, food is good.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Lucía Morales
    5 Mar 05, 2013

    You can find everything you could ask for in here, also it's usually crowded and has a cool, lovely atmosphere.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Aliki Kostopoulou
    3 Jan 29, 2013

    Nice taps inside a beautiful renovated market. Search for the shells of different sizes-and prices- served with champagne by one of the shops...

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Barbara Kossy
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    4 Jan 20, 2013

    In the morning light this mercado is perfectly photogenic so bring your favorite camera. There's just something beautiful about neat rows of vegetables, black and white tiles shining cuts of meat. It makes an omnivore want to cook, and eat, of course. In the meantime, take a few photos.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Paul @TAKEYATHERE
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    5 Jan 16, 2013

    If Bobby Flay or Anthony Bourdain were visiting Madrid, this would be the first place the chefs would visit. It's a cathedral to all things food and the type of place "Top Chef" or "Next Food Network Star" could be filmed. The best time to visit is Friday around 8pm - when peckish locals converge to sample something delicious before they stroll off to one of their favorite restaurants. The enclosed market offers great tapas, cheeses, wine and beer, and various gourmet items.

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    Diane Austin
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    5 Nov 07, 2013

    Beautiful industrial building full of light and life. Counters full of exquisite, colorful tapas with lots of people milling about. Local produce, good alcohol selections, fun atmosphere from lunchtime on.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Melissa Smart
    5 Nov 01, 2012

    This is a must visit if your in Madrid.Great concept, individual vendors selling great tapas. It was so much fun to go from booth to booth sampling all of the fantastic Spanish food. We just kept going back again and again. Skip the sit down dinner idea and just go to Mercado de San Miguel, great food and great fun.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Helen Sperber
    5 Oct 06, 2012

    What a wonderful place--it's like Disneyland for foodies! There are so many wonderful tapas to choose from, you can't go wrong. Kept wandering around and around, trying not to miss anything.

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  • Market of San Miguel
    Olive
    3 Aug 19, 2012

    OK, this is a good place for a glass of wine and a quick snack...It's pretty hectic so I would recommend early lunch or mid afternoon snack...

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4.5 out of 5
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The Market of San Miguel provides some of the best culinary offerings in downtown Madrid. Fresh produce, tapas and a vibrant atmosphere can be had from morning to late evening at this popular hub. Don’t let the crowds deter you; this market is as authentic as the salted bacalao.

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Aliases: Mercado de San Miguel